Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Assignment #1: Creating your individual and team blog spots

General note: Individual and team blog spots are important for checking accountability to ensure that each student is keeping up with their project work! Blog spots missing information each week tells me that you are not keeping up with your course work. Please be sure to add details to each blog spot post.

To create your individual blogs go here:

  1. https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/1623800?hl=en  and follow the directions. 
    1. Note that you will use Blogger.com to login to your blog page. 
  2. When your blog spot account has been created, please click on "New Blog" in the top left corner. Enter in a relevant blog spot title, and an address such as "FirstName-LastName-SpartanSuperway.blogspot.com" 
  3. Before you click on "Create Blog!", please copy and paste your blog address to this Google Form as seen below in the image. 
    1. https://goo.gl/forms/fizLUk2r23F1WmVH2
  4. This is very important as I need your addresses to upload your personal blogs to https://spartansuperway.blogspot.com/ so they are visible for everyone to see.
  5. Congratulations! You have created your individual blog spot! I will get your blog spot hyperlinks uploaded to https://spartansuperway.blogspot.com/ soon! 
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Creating your first individual blog post!


  1. Once you have inputted your information to the Google Form found above, it is time to create a new post in your individual blog. (These will be created by each student on a weekly basis!) 
    1. Please go to www.blogger.com and login! Near the top left of www.Blogger.com (when you are logged in, there should be a feature that says "Post." Click on "Post" and input a relevant title that concisely portrays what you will be posting about each week (dependent on what your Professor would like to see). Below the title is where you will input the bulk of your information! (See image below!)
  2. Your individual posts will include conceptual ideas, drawings, CAD models, calculations, and anything else related to your individual involvement in your project's design, rapid-prototyping, fabrication, assembly, and testing of your project. 
  3. Information to post in first individual blog post: 
    1. Please include your full name, contact information (email address, phone number), a brief description of yourself (major, expected graduation year, interests, why you want to work on automated transit networks), and finally a picture of you!
  4. To successfully post your blog, click "Publish" on the right side of the screen! (See image below) 
  5. Congratulations! You have successfully posted your first blog spot. 

Creating a team blog spot! (If applicable)
  1. Once teams have been formed.... 
  2. Create a team blog post (one per team) with a name that is descriptive for your team (I.E., SSDC-Wayside-Team.blogspot.com). PLEASE NOTE: A team's blog spot is created in the same exact way your individual blogs were made, with one small difference (See step 3 below to add multiple authors to your team blog spot). 
  3. www.Blogger.com allows for multiple authors to participate and collaboratively add information into a single blog spot. To do so, the first author will invite all other team members as authors with admin permission (I.E., adding other team member's email addresses). 
    1. Specifically, go to: [Team blog] > Settings > Basics > Permissions  > Blog Authors
  4. Upon completing this, please copy & paste your address to this Google Form as before. 
    1. https://goo.gl/forms/wronBJDKTF6TREV43
  5. This is very important as I need your addresses to upload your personal blogs to https://spartansuperway.blogspot.com/ so they are visible for everyone to see.
  6. Congratulations! You have created your individual blog spot! I will get your blog spot hyperlinks uploaded to https://spartansuperway.blogspot.com/ soon! 
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Creating your first team blog post! 
  1. Using the same method for creating your first individual blog post, please make a collaborative team post with your team members that includes each member's availability (School & Work Schedule), and contact information so your teammates can easily contact you if need be. This will allow you to schedule time to meet with teammates to work on your project. 
  2. In addition to the above information, add a paragraph description that covers the scope of work and goals for your team's project. 
  3. Congratulations! You have successfully posted your first team blog spot. 

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